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npm install -D cypress cypress-angular-unit-test @cypress/webpack-preprocessor

Add to your support file

// cypress/support/index.js
// core-js 3.*
// core-js 2.*

Enable experimental component testing mode in cypress.json and point at the spec files. Usually they are alongside your application files in src folder.

  "experimentalComponentTesting": true,
  "componentFolder": "src",
  "testFiles": "**/*cy-spec.*"

Configure cypress/plugins/index.js to transpile Angular code.

import * as cypressTypeScriptPreprocessor from './cy-ts-preprocessor';
module.exports = (on, config) => {
  on('file:preprocessor', cypressTypeScriptPreprocessor);
  return config;

The file cy-ts-preprocessor is here


import { mount } from 'cypress-angular-unit-test';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

describe('AppComponent', () => {
  it('shows the input', () => {
    // Init Angular stuff
    // You can also :
    // initEnv({declarations: [AppComponent]});
    // initEnv({imports: [MyModule]});

    // component + any inputs object
    mount(AppComponent, { title: 'World' });
    // use any Cypress command afterwards
    cy.contains('Welcome to World!');



Use case Description
Input Test inject @Input() value
Output Test catching @Output()
Bootstrap Bootstrap integration with style : setConfig({ stylesheet: 'https://...});
Add style Add custom style for testing : setConfig({ style: 'p {background-color: blue;}' });
HTML mount Mount a component with html, don't forget to call detectChanges() after
Image Snapshot Mount a component and visual asserting
Material Material integration
Prime NG PrimeNG integration
OnPush strategy Component with changeDetection: ChangeDetectionStrategy.OnPush need call detectChanges()
Directive Test directive with mountHtml
Pipe Test pipe with mountHtml
Stub service Stub a service with Observable
Only service Test a service without a component
Web Component Test a custom element with shadow dom
Assets assets folder accessible by Cypress
Async Async test with cy.tick
Routing Test routing link

Code coverage

Integration test

  • Install ngx-build-plus to extends the Angular CLI's build process and instrument the code

npm i -D ngx-build-plus

  • Add webpack coverage config file coverage.webpack.js to cypress folder
module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
        test: /\.(js|ts)$/,
        loader: 'istanbul-instrumenter-loader',
        options: { esModules: true },
        enforce: 'post',
        include: require('path').join(__dirname, '..', 'src'),
        exclude: [
  • Update angular.json to use ngx-build with extra config
"serve": {
  "builder": "ngx-build-plus:dev-server",
  "options": {
    "browserTarget": "cypress-angular-coverage-example:build",
    "extraWebpackConfig": "./cypress/coverage.webpack.js"
  • Instrument JS files with istanbul for code coverage reporting

npm i -D istanbul-instrumenter-loader

  • Add cypress code coverage plugin

npm install -D @cypress/code-coverage

  • Then add the code below to your supportFile and pluginsFile
// cypress/support/index.js
import '@cypress/code-coverage/support';
// cypress/plugins/index.js
module.exports = (on, config) => {
  require('@cypress/code-coverage/task')(on, config);
  return config;

source :

Unit test

  • Instrument JS files with istanbul for code coverage reporting

npm i -D istanbul-instrumenter-loader

  • In your cypress/plugins/cy-ts-preprocessor.ts add this rule
rules: [
    test: /\.(js|ts)$/,
    loader: 'istanbul-instrumenter-loader',
    options: { esModules: true },
    enforce: 'post',
    include: path.join(__dirname, '../..', 'src'),
    exclude: [/\.(e2e|spec)\.ts$/, /node_modules/, /(ngfactory|ngstyle)\.js/],


You can find the HTML report at coverage/lcov-report/index.html


I have successfully used this mounting approach to test components in other frameworks.


You can turn on debugging log by setting environment variable :

// Unix
export DEBUG="cypress-angular-unit-test,cypress:webpack:stats"

// PowerShell


This project only transpiles the library, to see it in action:

  • Install dependencies npm i
  • Compile the library npm run build
  • Open Cypress with npx cypress open

Pick any component test spec file to run